Dario Argento


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Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other family members, including an aunt who told him ... See full bio »

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14 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Deep Red Writer
(1975)
Phenomena Writer
(1985)
Opera Writer
(1987)

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 2022 Black Glasses (screenplay by) (post-production)
 2018/I Suspiria (characters)
 2012 Dracula 3D (screenplay)
 2009 Giallo (written by)
 2007 Mother of Tears (screenplay) / (story)
 2005 Do You Like Hitchcock? (TV Movie)
 2003 The Card Player (screenplay) / (story)
 2001 Sleepless (screenplay) / (story)
 1998 The Phantom of the Opera (writer)
 1997 The Wax Mask (story)
 1996 The Stendhal Syndrome (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Trauma (story) / (written by)
 1991 The Sect
 1990 Two Evil Eyes (segment "Black Cat, The")
 1989 The Church (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 Gli incubi di Dario Argento (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- Sammy (1987) ... (written by)
- Addormentarsi (1987) ... (written by)
- La strega (1987) ... (written by)
- Amare e morire (1987) ... (written by)
 1987 Opera (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Demons 2 (written by)
 1985 Demons (screenplay)
 1985 Phenomena (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Tenebrae (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Inferno (story and screenplay)
 1977 Suspiria (screenplay)
 1975 Deep Red (written by)
 1973 The Five Days (screenplay) / (story)
  La porta sul buio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1973) (story and screenplay - 1 episode, 1973)
- Testimone oculare (1973) ... (writer)
- Il tram (1973) ... (story and screenplay)
 1971 Four Flies on Grey Velvet (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 The Cat o' Nine Tails (based on a story by) / (screenplay)
 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (written by)
 1969 Season of the Senses (screenplay)
 1969 Battle of the Commandos (screenplay)
 1969 The 5-Man Army (screenplay)
 1969 Probability Zero (screenplay) / (story)
 1969 Love Circle (screenplay)
 1969 Cemetery Without Crosses (adaptation - italian version) / (dialogue - italian version) / (scenario - italian version)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (from a story by)
 1968 La rivoluzione sessuale (screenplay)
 1968 Commandos (writer)
 1968 The Hell Before Death (writer)
 1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (story and script)
 1967 Every Man Is My Enemy (screenplay collaboration)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Fiat Croma See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Argento | Sirio Bernadotte

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Marisa Casale  (divorced)  (1 child)

Children:

Asia Argento

Parents:

Salvatore Argento | Elda Luxardo

Relatives:

Claudio Argento (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I first came to cinema as a passionate filmgoer, when I was a child. Then, when I was a very young man, I became a film critic precisely because of my knowledge of cinema. I did better than others because of this. Then I moved on to screenwriting. I wrote a film with Sergio Leone, Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). And then I moved to directing. See more »

Trivia:

Opened up a store and museum in Rome called "Profondo Rosso". It is similar to Forbidden Planet in London, and has memorabilia from many horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies. In the basement of the store there are special effect pieces from some of his films. See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists are usually American or English foreigners somewhere in Europe who witness a violent crime at the beginning of the film and proceed to be threatened by and try to foil the villains. See more »

Nickname:

Visconti of Violence See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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